A bunch of useless crap
does not constitute an emergency on my part
Published on October 27, 2006 By MasonM In Blogging
This morning I got a call from dispatch asking where I was. I told him that I was rolling up I-55 between Memphis and St Louis. He got all excited and said that he was expecting me to be unloaded in WI today. Really? Why is that?

It seems he had told the customer at my final stop that I would be there today, which was a very poor choice on his part and I said as much. After all of the delays getting loaded and being as that final stop quits receiving at 2PM there was simply no way that I could make the first stop and then make it to that last stop by 2PM. I had set it up to deliver the first one over the weekend and the last one on Monday morning. It seemed perfectly reasonable to me.

It seems between my dispatcher failing to communicate with me and whomever I spoke with at that last stop failing to communicate with his people, the whole thing got a few people angry. Ah well, not my problem. Maybe next time the dispatcher will have enough sense to communicate with me to find out what my plans are before making a committment to someone. I run on my schedule, not on his.

Comments
on Oct 27, 2006
hmmm sounds like a right hash up! You have a good weekend anyway Mason.  
on Oct 27, 2006
I have always liked the title/subtitle of your post. Another related one I've picked up in the Army is the 6 P's. Prior Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance. Tell your dispatcher that one! HAHA!
on Oct 27, 2006
Heh, heh...and Mason "keeps it real" once again.

~Zoo
on Oct 27, 2006
Reply #1
hmmm sounds like a right hash up! You have a good weekend anyway Mason.


I plan to have a good weekend, it's the dispatcher who seems to have had a bad day
on Oct 27, 2006
Reply #2
I have always liked the title/subtitle of your post. Another related one I've picked up in the Army is the 6 P's. Prior Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance. Tell your dispatcher that one! HAHA!


Yep, we used the same one in the Navy.
on Oct 27, 2006
Reply #3
Heh, heh...and Mason "keeps it real" once again.

~Zoo


Just doing my thing
on Oct 27, 2006
Good for you M! It's always like that isn't it? People making assumptions and not asking. It helps knowing what your schedule is like, now hopefully they learn from this.
on Oct 27, 2006
Reply #7
Good for you M! It's always like that isn't it? People making assumptions and not asking. It helps knowing what your schedule is like, now hopefully they learn from this.


Yep, you would think that after my working there for several years they would have caught on by now.
on Oct 28, 2006

AHA!  You were up near Dharma!  That helps explain the 2 driving articles.

And I second Chiprj's 6 Ps.  But they have to be said while popping the Ps

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